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7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States

 

FUTURE EVENT / CALL FOR PAPER

Reported by Emils Pulmanis in Riga

1 November 2017 – Riga, Latvia – The 7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States will be held in Riga, Latvia during 19-20 April 2018. Under the theme “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”, the conference will be held at the University of Latvia.

The Call for Papers remains open, with papers accepted through 15 February 2018. However if you are interested to present or publish your paper you can contact conference coordinators by e-mail [email protected]  or [email protected].

By the end of March 2018 registration for listeners and those who wish to present their reports without publication still remain. More information can be found at http://www.balticpmconference.eu/.
To see the conference brochure, click here

The aim of the conference is to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management as well as enhance the capacity of project managers.

In 2018 we will have 7th anniversary that the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers organize an international conference on project management, gathering professionals from a number of countries.

In 2017 eighteen countries were represented (Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Iran, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Palestine, Iceland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania), and this year several others have joined in. The conference aims to host a vast exchange of ideas, thoughts, and experience in the benefits of applying project management to resolving practical problems.

Call for Papers

Conference language is English. Project management researchers, educators and experts are invited to submit an abstract for paper and presentation on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Project management in public administration,
  2. Problems and solutions in EU funds project management (implementation),
  3. Public-Private-Partnership project management,
  4. Investment project management,
  5. Culture project management,
  6. IT project management,
  7. Construction project management,
  8. Renewable Energy Projects,
  9. Social project management,
  10. Standards on project management,
  11. Professional education and science in project management,
  12. Capacity of organization in project management,
  13. Project Accounting and Auditing,
  14. New directions and findings in project management theory,
  15. Project controlling,
  16. Project Risk Management,
  17. Project finance,
  18. Social aspects in Project management,
  19. Marketing, innovation, creativity in project management.

Sections will be designed according to themes of accepted abstracts. The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed.

Important Date·

November 25, 2017 – Applications for participation at the conference and submission of paper abstract (see requirements)

December 10, 2017 – Notification of acceptance

Until December 30, 2017 – Payment of reduced conference fee

February 15, 2018 – Submission of full paper for the conference proceedings

March 15, 2018 – Information on paper acceptance, feedback from reviewers

April 1, 2018 – Deadline for revised papers. Detailed conference programm

Benefits and reasons for joining the conference:

  1. Meet the professionals, scientists and Ph.D. students in Project Management and listen to their experience from different countries all over the world
  2. As PMP, PMI-ACP or other PMI certified professionals you could earn PDU’s to be claim for maintaining your certification
  3. Publish your research paper in conference proceeding book with ISBN number and direct indexing with EBSCO.
  4. Selected papers will be considered to publish on Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). The PMWJ (ISSN 2330-4480), a non-refereed electronic publication registered with the US Library of Congress, is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest intermediary between publishers and libraries. Contents of the PMWJ will be included in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete databases.
  5. Enlarge your network with new professional peers
  6. Widen your knowledge from European top Project Management speakers
  7. Stand up from the crowd and make your voice heard in interactive discussions
  8. Increase your sociability by gaining new friends who share the same ideas as yours
  9. Get the latest information about growing your professional career
  10. Help the Project Management community to grow and to have a stronger voice

This is a particularly important aspect for Latvia, since the coming years will bring many large-scale projects both in railway reconstruction and big construction objects, such as the new concert hall, as well as various sizeable event organization.

Project management is currently one of the most topical forms of task organization. The necessity for its application is dictated by several factors. The most important among them are the ever increasing complexity of products and services, and market competition. The complexity of products and services causes higher requirements for interdisciplinary knowledge, and the growing competition in markets forces businesses to make better use of their resources, become better and quicker than their competitors, and make swifter changes in their organizations, pursuing their clients’ interests. In such conditions, project management opens new opportunities for businesses.

The Professional Project Managers Association (PVPA) together with the University of Latvia are organizing already the fifth international conference on project management, giving practical and theoretical specialists from various countries the opportunity to exchange their opinions on practical and theoretical aspects of project management. Such exchange of knowledge and opinions enables us to develop project management as a professional activity not only within an individual country, but on an international level as well.

The conference programme will include opening plenary session, parallel sessions and concluding plenary session. Scientific papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and on the conference website. All abstracts before the conference will be double blind reviewed and materials included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. If you have an interest in advancing professional project management or learning about the latest in project management applications and ideas, don’t miss this major regional conference.

This conference is organized by the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia in cooperation with the Professional Association of Project Managers.

The conference website is http://www.balticpmconference.eu/

For more information, visit the conference website or contact conference coordinators at [email protected]  or [email protected]

The PM World Journal is a media partner for this important regional conference.

 

IPM Day 2017: People, Passion, and Purpose in a Digital Age

 

PM EVENT NEWS

14th IIL Virtual Conference set for 2 November 2017

3 October 2017 – New York, USA – The International Institute for Learning (IIL) will host their 14th International Project Management Day (IPM Day) virtual conference on November 2nd, 2017. Gain insights from Project Management experts, practitioners, and influencers around the globe, from the comfort of your desk. Go to https://www.iil.com/international-project-management-day/ for more information or to register.

The theme for this year’s IPM Day is “People, Passion and Purpose in a Digital Age”. Today’s organizations need the right people to lead the charge into the digital frontier. Those people are project managers whose passion and sense of purpose galvanize their teams and stakeholders to bring their very best to every project, every day in pursuit of major change.

IPM Day 2017, IIL’s 14th annual event, encourages attendees to rise to the occasion and make things happen, regardless of their industry. Join other professionals around the globe to learn and share knowledge that will help you advance your career and manage game-changing projects that improve our lives.

IIL is offering a $10 discount for readers of the PM World Journal or members of the PM World Library. Just use discount code “PMWL” when registering. The discount code will be effective for 60 days after the event.

Participants can receive up to 26 PDUs for the low registration fee. Visit the conference website to learn about topics, speakers and benefits.

The International Institute for Learning (IIL) is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many top global companies. IIL’s core competencies include Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, Agile, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability. For more, visit www.iil.com.

 

 

Spring 2018, not hot August


PM EVENT NEWS

Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium moves to May in 2018

24 September 2017 – Richardson, TX, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that the Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be in May next year rather than in August, historically the hottest month in north Texas.  The 12th UT Dallas PM Symposium will instead be held during 17-18 May 2018 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  Mark your calendars.

The two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal.  The annual 2-day project management conference focuses each year on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, software, telecommunications, transportation, local government and others.  To access conference website, click here.

This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM professionals, experts and academic researchers to get published and present their work to their peers. Unlike most conferences, paper presenters attend for free and can receive PDUs for PMP recertification. It’s also reasonably priced. The symposium theme and call for papers will be announced soon, but you can see keynote presentations and papers from previous years on the conference website.

As it is each year, the 2018 symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.  The event will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.  Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, you should plan to attend this world class symposium. For additional information or with questions contact [email protected] or visit the UTD symposium website here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis.  UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components.  To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org 

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management.  To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

AACE 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego

 

FUTURE PROJECT MANAGEMENT EVENT

Date and location announced, program still under development

18 September 2017 – Morgantown, WV, USA – The 2018 AACE International Annual Meeting will be held at the Grand Manchester Hyatt hotel in San Diego, California during June 24-27.  This is AACE’s largest international event over four days and is now one of the largest project management conferences in the world. To visit the conference website, click here.

The technical program at AACE’s Annual Meeting often represents the best and most current tools and techniques used in industry today covering a wide range of programs and projects. There will be over 100 hours of presentations to choose from over a four day period, organized in a variety of tracks such as: building information modeling; claims and dispute resolution; cost and schedule control; professional development; estimating; earned value management; global projects; IT/IM in project and cost management; owner issues; project management; planning and scheduling; decision and risk management; skills and knowledge of cost engineering; and total cost management.

Founded in 1956, AACE International is a professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, project managers, and project control specialists. AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 78 countries and 71 local sections.  AACE offers a monthly journal, online bookstore, education, library, certification, annual conference, professional development opportunities, employment information, executive search services, member discounts and other benefits.  For more information, visit http://www.aacei.org/.

 

 

Full Program for 2017 UT Dallas PM Symposium revealed

 

Five keynotes, 33 professional presentations, 3 panels and networking to highlight 11th annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium

9 August 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The full program can now be viewed for the 11th annual University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Project Management Symposium taking place during 17-18 August. The two and half day event will feature five keynote presentations, 33 paper presentations, three panels, a half day of Agile discussions and multiple networking opportunities. Attendance this year is expected to exceed 400. To visit the symposium website, click here.

Keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include:

Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Projekt 202, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. A UX design visionary and one of the best UX design leaders in the world, Peter is responsible for helping businesses develop and establish meaningful company‐wide experience strategies through understanding audiences and customers better than ever before. His presentation is titled “The Empathetic Project Manager.” He will show how empathy can help turn you into a power PM, make your projects go smoother and make your project teams love you? Peter will discuss how you can successfully leverage already well-established techniques out of the cognitive science toolbox to develop empathy and have teams perform at a higher level.

Anne Guevara, Director of Program Leadership at Raytheon and the Director of the Maritime & Littoral Systems portfolio in Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems where she manages ~$300M of development, production and sustainment & support activities. A 20+ year veteran of Raytheon, Anne has managed a variety of large complex manufacturing & program leadership challenges ‐ including two assignments as an expatriate on an international joint venture where she managed a large complex software development initiative (14M lines of code!). Ms. Guevara will share her reflections regarding large scale change leadership: How does the Platinum Rule apply? What does Cultural Intelligence look like? What to do if your plan does not work? Disruption is the easy part; leading thru the chaos of uncertainty to achieve a noble purpose is the rewarding challenge!

Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management, on “Defeating the Status quo…Why leaders matter!” As the speed of business accelerates, organizations must be agile, adaptable and actively engaged in disruptive innovation, and that type of innovation is driven by disruptive leadership. Dr. Thurgood brings a unique perspective on healthcare, operations management and leadership having served at senior level leadership positions in for‐profit and not‐for‐profit organizations. Most recently Dr. Thurgood was President, Spend and Clinical Management, MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Sam’s Club. He previously served as CEO of The Exchange (formerly the Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the United States Department of Defense’s $10 billion global for‐profit retail enterprise and he has also held executive positions with Frito‐Lay and PepsiCo. In addition to his civilian job, he has over 28 years of Army service, both active and reserve. Major General Thurgood served as the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, United States Army Reserve in Washington, D.C. His last assignment prior to his retirement was the Deputy, Business Transformation, Office of the Secretary of the Army.

Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors, is academic dean and chief academic officer at the 6,000‐student University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Virginia, USA. He will present PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® research that reveals for the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent and being completed within budget. Organizations are becoming “champions” of project management by investing in talent, benefits realization management, PMOs and EPMOs, executive sponsors, and agile approaches. He will discuss two case studies, one providing an overview of why a project went wrong and the second illustrating how an organization did a project right.

Dr. Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA – Intentional or Accidental Disruption: Are You Ready to Navigate the Choppy Waters? Meg E. Infiorati is an organizational psychologist with a private practice aiding individuals and organizations as they navigate through choppy waters of their own. With more than 30 years managing projects, programs, portfolios, and product lines, she has always focused on the human consequences for success or failure. Dr. Infiorati introduces the human assessments necessary for ‘what if’’ conversations for individuals and teams as they maneuver though today’s problems and tomorrow’s likely outcomes. Dr. Infiorati is a founding member of the Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN‐2008) and has designed project planning approaches for international NGOs devoid of project knowledge as well as non‐profit organizations and charitable/volunteer programs in the USA. Dr. Infiorati holds degrees in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Management and Business Management and currently is a professor at Saint Leo University in Florida.

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2.5-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Special pricing and group discounts are still available. To access conference website, click here.

The 2.5-day project management conference will include 33 presentations on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including healthcare, IT, software, telecommunications and others. This is a traditional conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. Saturday’s half-day will include an interactive Agile workshop. Participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management conference. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

Tech Entrepreneur Channels Empathy

 

Projekt202 Co-Founder Peter Eckert to keynote 11th UT Dallas PM Symposium with presentation on “The Empathetic Project Manager”

20 June 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that Peter Eckert, co-founder of the successful tech company Projekt202 will deliver a keynote presentation at the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August. Eckert is the Chief Experience Officer for projekt202, a software design and development company that provides digital transformation solutions for some of America’s top corporations. Named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States by Inc., projekt202’s revenue has grown 214% over the past three years. With offices in Dallas, Austin and Seattle, projekt202 harnesses the strengths and talents of more than 160 researchers, designers, developers and digital marketing strategists.

How can empathy help turn you into a power PM, make your projects go smoother and make your project teams love you? What is empathy and how can it be leveraged to make sense of project teams, motivate members of your teams, deliver better results and disrupt the way how things are done today? Peter will discuss how you can successfully leverage already well-established techniques out of the cognitive science toolbox to develop empathy and have teams perform at a higher level.

Peter Eckert is a UX design visionary and one of the best UX design leaders in the world. As Chief Experience Officer and Co‐Founder of projekt202, Peter is responsible for helping businesses develop and establish meaningful company‐wide experience strategies through understanding audiences and customers better than ever before. Under Peter’s guidance, projekt202 builds emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end‐users to access the full potential of technology in today’s connected world.

Peter has helped Fortune 500 companies implement user experience strategies, changing the way products are envisioned, designed and built. He has directed projekt202’s efforts for SAP, Charles Schwab, PayPal, Sabre, Motorola, Dell, Samsung, Crossmark, Microsoft, Agresso, Thomson Financials, The Tribune Company, LeGrand, Logitech, Deloitte, Mercedes, Capital One, Amazon, Expedia, AT&T, Cognizant, eBay, Southwest Airlines, Kronos, Teleflora, TicketNetwork and more. A graduate of Köln International School of Design in Cologne, Germany, Peter also studied design at Arizona State University and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He has authored articles featured in Fast Company, UX Magazine, E‐Commerce Times and other publications.

Under the theme “Disruptive Leadership”, the 2017 UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2.5-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. Early registration pricing is available until July 16; Group discounts also available. To access conference website, click here.

Other keynote speakers for this year’s symposium will include: J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors; Anne M. Guevara, Proposal Director JSTARS Campaign, Raytheon Company; Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas; and Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA.

The 2.5-day project management conference will focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, IT, software, telecommunications, local government and others. This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM practitioners, experts and researchers to get published and for professionals to learn from their peers. Saturday’s half-day will include an interactive Agile workshop. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management conference. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a MS degree with an emphasis in project management and an MBA degree with project management emphasis. The UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

 

Early Registration Open for August UT Dallas PM Symposium

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Early bird discount pricing now available – don’t wait!

20 May 2017 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) has announced that early registration is now open for the 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium. The 2017 symposium will be held during 17-19 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The 2.5-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Disruptive Leadership”. Abstracts were received, keynote speakers have been identified and the full program is now set. Early registration pricing is available until July 16; Group discounts also available.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Peter Eckert, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Projekt 202, on the topic of “The Empathetic PM”
  • J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP, PMI Fellow Director, 2017 PMI Board of Directors, on the topic of “PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession®”
  • Anne M. Guevara, Proposal Director JSTARS Campaign, Raytheon Company, on the topic of “Disruptive Leadership in a Global Economy: Reflections of an Expatriate Program Manager”
  • Keith Thurgood, PhD, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas, on the topic of “Defeating the Status Quo…Why Leaders Matter”
  • Meg Infiorati, Vice President, IPMA USA, on the topic of “Intentional or Accidental Disruption: Are you Ready to Navigate the Choppy Waters?”

This annual project management conference focuses on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, software, telecommunications, transportation, local government and others. This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM professionals, experts and researchers to share their experience and knowledge with their peers. All participants can receive up to 16 PDUs, with plenty of networking opportunities. If you live in the central USA, don’t miss this major regional project management conference. For more or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases to libraries and universities. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

It’s not too late to register for EVM World 2017

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

15 May 2017 – Virginia, USA – Organized by the College of Performance Management (CPM) in the United States each year, EVM World 2017 will be held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana during 31 May through 2 June. Registration to this major earned value management event is still open. To access program information – click here

CPM is offering the following latest information.

The Program Schedule is final – click here

This year’s list of education sessions is filled with dynamic topics presented by industry leaders and current article authors from publications such as Defense AT&L and CrossTalk.

EVM Past, Present and Future – come see the development of our EVM History Timeline – a living document that you can help to populate during WS01 “On the Shoulders of Giants: Talking about Key Historical Moments in the Development of EVM”.

NEW to EVM World is our Pro Tools Training Sessions – innovative opportunities to network with industry leaders in products and services and talk about what is on the horizon in EVM all during non-compete times.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with people who have been instrumental in the growth of EVM over the past 50 years. EVM World is where stakeholders from across the enterprise come to learn, network, address challenges and find opportunities with integrated program performance management.

Come for the wide range of educational sessions like this:

PS-20 “Variance Analysis Report (VAR) and Knowing your Audience”

  • The Best EVM Training in the World. Expert instructors with years of experience provide a solid foundation in the principles of EVM and a thorough understanding of EVM data analysis techniques.
  • Exploration of hot topics. Leading edge professional development with practitioners and world leaders in integrated program performance management.
  • Workshops from Thought Leaders showcasing emerging techniques.
  • Practice Symposia tracks in Science & Integrated Program Management (IPM), Contracts & Implementation, IPM System Definition, Project Scheduling, Agile Integration, Data Analysis & Reporting, System Validation, IBRs and Surveillance
  • Network and Experience a Welcoming Community of dedicated integrated program performance management professionals
  • Earn up to 15 PDUs!

Keynotes

Wednesday Keynote Stephen Shinn, CFO, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Thursday Keynote Gary Bliss, Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses, PARCA

Friday Keynote Sandra Fairchild, Project Services Support Director, Savannah River Remediation

Click here for keynote biographies

For workshop registration – click here

CPM Members save $100 on the event. Join CPM now for $85 [click here] to receive a discounted registration and all of the benefits of being a CPM member

For more information about EVM World, call +1-703-234-4147 or visit www.evmworld.org

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management (EVM) and other performance management techniques. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

Source: College of Performance Management

 

 

May PM Summit by PMI Turkey Chapter in Ankara

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Major project management conference on Human Factors in Project Management to feature global PMI leaders and industry executives

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

10 May 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey – PMI Turkey Chapter organizes two Project Management Summits every year, one in Ankara and one in İstanbul. This year the Summit taking place in Ankara, Turkey, on the 23rd and 24th of May, puts emphasis on the Human Factor in Project Management and bring the project management professionals to discuss and share experiences on human-focused topics such as Talent Management, Teamwork, Motivation, Communication, Stakeholder Management, Coaching, Leadership, Delegation, Human Resources Management and so on.

People play a very important role in project management. Regardless of the kind of project or the sector; the team, the leader and the stakeholders together determine the destination of the project. Without a great team or a leader, a successful project can never take place and without determined and dedicated stakeholders, the right environment for the project cannot be provided.

Similarly, one of the biggest challenges in the timely completion of a project with a limited amount of budget and resources is to manage the development of the project team in the right direction.

Working with a team of people with different backgrounds, experiences and expectations results in conflicting agendas, personal conflicts and unresolved issues. When it happens, the situation may delay the progress of the project or even suspend or halt the project. Thus, we cannot ignore the importance of the human factor in successful project management. Paul C. Dinsmore, the author of the book Human Factors in Project Management also emphasize this factor as

“Getting things done through people is project management’s main goal. For a project to be successful, people must work together. Team building, conflict management, and communication skills are people-related abilities needed to make a project activities work. Everything on a project starts with people. And a project progresses as a result of human interaction“.

7 international speakers will include PMI’s Immediate Past Chair Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, PMI’s past board members Steve DelGrosso and Deena Gordon Parla, president of the PMI-Metrolina chapter Jennifer Baker, international speakers Kevin Ciccotti and Dave Harbath; top executives like Microsoft Turkey’s Deputy General Manager Levent Erkan, CEO of CCN Investment Holding Murad Bayar, CEO of Selex Turkey Sinan Senol, CEO of Meteksan Defence Co. Tunc Batum, Business Development and Project Management Director of Turksat Co. Omer Faruk Colluoglu and 20 other valuable speakers.

For more information or to register, go to http://pmi.org.tr/summit/ankara/en/

 

 

EVA22 – London – 17-18 May 2017

 

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Annual earned value management conference to again featured leading speakers in historic venue

1 May 2017 – London, UK – EVA22, the annual conference for project management, project controls and earned value professionals, will again be held in historic Armourers’ Hall in London during 17-18 May 2017. This year’s theme is “Brexibility”; Keynote speakers are revealed below.

Brexibility: This year EVA focuses on the New Normal. A fantastic place for a kick-start and a reboot of Project Controls in your career, your projects and your life.

Speakers will include:


Alison Messom,
Chair of the Clinical Research Institute outlines the challenges presented by Brexit for this currently UK based organisation.

 



Sandi Rhys Jones
, Trustee of UK Engineering and compulsive constructor urges us to focus on Wellbeing. Our own and the people we work with.

 

 


Mathew Riley
, Managing Director of Ramboll thinks it’s time for Project Controls to pull its finger out and make more out of Digital Engineering.

 

 

Chiara Mainolfi, APMG Italy Region manager and champion of Talent Club thinks no-one should get left behind. She got 50 unemployed women jobs in IT and thinks it can be done in the UK, even for men – Above all in a time of serious skill shortages.

 


Steve Messenger, Chair of ABC
thinks that the arrival of Agile Portfolios will make the truly benefits-driven portfolio management actually work. He might be right.

 

There is nothing better than a perceived crisis to make people get serious. In times of prosperity many of you will have seen how slack and undervalued Project Controls and Governance can be. But we have entered a window of opportunity to have another go at getting things right.

Governance that really does join projects to portfolios, in an agile flexible way! Project Controls are central to the PMO toolset, properly managed and executed. A proper career path with some qualifications! Performance Management which is understood implemented and used.

Getting your voice heard, your input sought and valued. There has never been a better time to prove your worth, to get the attention of the people at the top. Or you might be at the top wondering whether to jump. Come along talk listen learn discuss and see where it leads you. As ever, #eVa22 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the Hall by candlelight.

Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls, earned value and wanting to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change and benefits-driven portfolios. They will also be very keen to set Project Controls onto a formal career path this year and are looking for like minds who will lobby for and champion this, as well as networking and business leads.

Government Pharma Defence Aerospace Construction Utilities Transport Power Generation and IT sectors will be represented. Click here to book a place, get 20% off by using code PROJCONBREX. For more information, go to http://www.evaintheuk.org/

 

 

June PMO Conference 2017 in London

 

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11 April 2017 – London, UK – London’s PMO conference returns for a third year and takes place in Central London on the 7th June 2017. The event has been specifically curated for people who are currently managing and leading PMO functions within their organisations today.

The one day conference brings together expert speakers from the US, Europe and the UK, presenting 19 sessions all focused on current challenges PMOs are facing today.

The event kicks off with the leading PMO thought-leader, author and speaker, Mark Price Perry – the opening keynote The Business Driven PMO – Testing Your Convictions, followed by sessions that cover the latest thinking in PMO, practical skill topic areas for PMO practitioners and case studies from leading organisations on their own PMO successes.

Presentations will include:

  • Involving the PMO in Project Stakeholder Engagement
  • Governance and Governmentality in Projects – The Role of the PMO
  • Knowledge Management and the PMO
  • The Agile PMO
  • Beyond the Tricky Third Year
  • The Top 10 Drivers for PMO Change
  • Planning and Delivering Value with an Agile PMO
  • The Future of the PMO – The Chief Change Officer

Event Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017 8.00am – 6.00pm
Location: etc venues, St Paul’s, Central London

For further information and registration details please visit www.pmoconference.co.uk

 

 

Upcoming April Event ‘Dynamics2017’


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Project management conference in Istanbul next week, don’t miss it

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

7 April 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey – At its 20th anniversary of establishment, Istanbul Project Management Association is organizing Dynamics 2017 for the 18th time at Hilton Kozyatağı İstanbul on April 13-14, 2017.

Dynamics, the International Project Management Congress is a well-known brand name among the Project Management Professionals from different sectors. This year, Dynamics 2017 Organization Team who are all volunteer members of Istanbul Project Management Association (IPYD) is extremely proud with the program they prepared for the Congress.

During the 2 days, there will be 6 interactive panels on different topics such as Agile, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Coaching and Leadership, Technology Support for Mega Projects as well as the individual speakers at parallel sessions. Please see the detailed program attached here below.

Among the Keynote Speakers of this year;

  • Şerif KAYNAR – CEO / Korn Fery
  • Celal CÜNDOĞLU – Executive Vice President / BKM
  • Cavit YANTAÇ – Executive Vice President / Microsoft
  • Cahit ERDOĞAN – Executive Vice President / Yapı Kredi
  • Serkan SİYASAL – Product Management & Development Manager/ KKB
  • Baran KORKUT- Product Owner / Betakorp

The Congress will end at the second day with CHROMAS Choir and Conductor Ms. Başak DOĞAN who will be on stage to tell her Chromas Project with examples of their performance.

This year, there will be a workshop for the Construction Professionals as a part of Dynamics 2017. On 15th April 2017, Saturday at Hilton Kozyatağı, ISTANBUL. A full day workshop will host the international and local valuable respected speakers from the sector. You can see the program and sign up for the workshop.

For more or to register, go to www.dinamikler.org.

 

 

Free Seminar in April on Best Practices in Capital Projects Management in Lagos

 

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Oracle Construction and Engineering to host educational event on 26 April for professionals in construction, oil and gas, and other Nigerian industries

3 April 2017 – Lagos, Nigeria – Oracle is offering a free seminar on the topic of Best Practices of Capital Project Management.  The event is organized by Oracle Construction & Engineering and will be held in Lagos on April 26, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island.

Leading the seminar will be Geoff Roberts and Sherief Elabd, Oracle Primavera’s experts in enterprise project portfolio management in asset intensive industries. As an advisor to Oracle Primavera, Geoff Roberts has many years of experience in full capital project portfolio management systems for construction projects and asset management in the world’s largest oil and gas and energy companies.

Many are familiar with Oracle Primavera solutions as they are generally considered a global standard for corporate project portfolio management in the oil & gas, engineering and construction industries.

The seminar will focus on best practices and modern approaches in the field of building management systems for project portfolios, as well as the real experience of implementing a project to create an enterprise portfolio management system in the world’s largest oil & gas company using Oracle Primavera software.

You can find the full seminar agenda when you click on this link.

Oracle is offering to discuss the issues most interesting for representatives of any company beforehand to make sure you maximize the value of attending the seminar. Contact  [email protected]  to get in touch.

For more about the seminar or to register, click here.

For more about Oracle Primavera, visit https://www.oracle.com/applications/primavera/index.html

Participation in the seminar is FREE, subject to prior registration.

 

 

Keynote Speakers announced for EVM World 2017

 

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22 March 2017 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced keynote speakers for its 3-day EVM World 2017 event in June. The event being held during May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency hotle in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA has the theme “EVM at 50: Our Past, Present and Future”.

Keynote speakers this year will include the following:

Steve A. Shinn, CFO, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Steve is responsible for overseeing the entire range of budget planning and execution, financial management, and financial system activities at the Center. He manages GSFC’s budget and financial operations, directs the preparation and submission of annual financial and budgetary reports, and coordinates agency financial management activities with other federal agencies.

Before accepting this position in 2016, Mr. Shinn served as Deputy Director for Planning & Business Management for the Flight Projects Directorate at GSFC, a position he held beginning May 2011. He managed all matters related to business, project planning and control, resource management, organizational staffing, workforce development, diversity and equal opportunity, and physical assets.

Prior to beginning his career in the federal government, Mr. Shinn worked in industry where he developed integrated cost and schedule control systems for over 30 programs. He worked in the capacity of Group Supervisor for the Space Operations Management Group at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, managing individuals in financial management, parametric modeling, hardware production engineering, pricing, project control, cost engineering, earned value management, scheduling, and capital planning.

Mr. Shinn has held various management positions in pricing, cost management, estimating, operations management, software management, earned value management, and scheduling. In those positions, he was responsible for planning, managing, and controlling complex systems development, system integration, and infrastructure engineering programs.

He is also an instructor in Project Planning and Control at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Mr. Shinn earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in Technical Management from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

Gary Bliss, Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. PARCA carries out performance assessments of Major Defense Acquisitions Programs (MDAPs) and conducts root cause analyses for MDAPs with Nunn-McCurdy breach status or when requested by senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials.  Mr. Bliss previously held the position of Deputy Director, Enterprise Information and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Studies in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). His responsibilities included oversight of the five OSD-funded Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, the OSD’s university research program, as well as review and development of innovations to overhaul the AT&L enterprise management systems.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Bliss served 13 years as the Director of Office of the Director, Program Analysis & Evaluation Weapon System Cost Analysis Division (WSCAD). WSCAD’s ten staff members constitute one of the two offices dedicated to OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) functions, and is responsible for the preparation of independent development and procurement cost estimates for major systems that range from munitions (e.g. tactical missiles) through platforms (e.g. helicopters, submarines, fighter aircraft, tanks, etc.). As such, Mr. Bliss has been a key player in DoD’s most important system decisions by the Services, OSD and the Congress.

Generally recognized in both industry and government as a leading authority on the economics of defense procurement, Mr. Bliss has an established track record in institutional reform and enterprise reengineering. He is an experienced lecturer, often speaking to varied audiences on such topics as: Management information system governance and reengineering; Manufacturing enterprise reengineering; and Acquisition institutional reform. Owing to this expertise, Mr. Bliss has been hosted by the governments of Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and the United Kingdom to lecture their staffs on matters of defense acquisition. Mr. Bliss has a BA, Mathematics and Economics (Highest Honors in Economics) from College of William and Mary.

Sandra Fairchild, Project Services Support Director, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), is responsible for all aspects of Financial, Supply Chain Management, Contract Management, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Project Controls, and Budget management affecting SRR, the Liquid Waste Contractor located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The current contract value is $4.1 billion.

Ms. Fairchild has over 31 years of diversified financial experience in the fields of technical planning and controls management, procurement, contracts administration, accounting, earned value management, pension and benefits administration, information technology including cyber security and governmental negotiations. She is certified by the state of South Carolina as a certified public accountant.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Fairchild was chief financial officer for Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC) Liquid Waste contract and Management and Operations organizations. In these positions, her responsibilities involved the oversight of $1 billion annual operating programs with highly diverse missions. During her career, she has held positions of increasing financial management responsibilities, including WSRC Operations Business Unit controller, with responsibilities for financial oversight of $500 million construction projects, and WSRC Closure Business Unit controller, where she had responsibilities for financial oversight of Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration programs.

Prior to working at SRS, Ms. Fairchild was senior auditor for the South Carolina State Auditor’s Office. In that capacity, she had responsibility for oversight of companies receiving federal or state funding. Ms. Fairchild is an honorary lifetime member of the Aiken Junior Women’s Club and serves as Treasurer for the Aiken Technical College Foundation. She, and her husband, Pete, have two children and live in Aiken, South Carolina.

The EVM World 2017 Workshop is a chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.

If you are new to the field, these sessions will help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of earned value management (EVM) and its practical applications and benefits.  If you are an experienced veteran, the conference will help you stay abreast of new developments and give you a chance to impact evolving trends–your input just might make the difference.  Join us to …

  • Update your skills with the latest earned value management (EVM) trends, tools, and techniques
  • Learn through training, practice symposia, as well as workshops
  • Earn PDUs (for PMPs)
  • Network with earned value professionals from around the world

For more or to register, visit http://evmworld.org/

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, the CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

Source: College of Performance Management

 

 

 

Diversity in Project Management Conference in The Netherlands

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

First ever conference on diversity scheduled for 10-11 April 2017 in Hertogenbosch

2 March 2017 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) and CKC Seminars introduce the first International Conference on Diversity in Project Management, (DiPM) on April 10 and 11 in the Netherlands. The conference will be held in Conference Centre 1931 at Oude Engelenseweg 1, 5222 AA ‘s-Hertogenbosch,The Netherlands.

This conference aims to be the first in a long series of DiPM Conferences initiated by IPMA. For 2017 the focus will be on Gender, being the biggest challenge in the male dominated profession of PM.

Projects are everywhere; in all industries, in private and public companies, in organizations and institutions, in all countries and for all types of products to be produced. This means that project conditions and frameworks are very different. Therefore the world also needs multiple diverse skills and personality profiles to manage projects. Diversity in project teams is key for improving project results and achieving increase in project success as many studies and best practices show. It is also crucial for the future of the profession to broaden and improve the project management recruitment pool. Finally diversity should be part of the social responsibility policy of every organization.

For information about the program, sponsors, registration and more, go to http://dipm.ipma.world/

 

 

UPMK – National Project Manager’s Conference in Turkey

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

8th UPMK’17 will be held at Mövempick Hotel, Ankara, 9 March 2017

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

7 February 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey – UPMK – National Project Manager’s Conference is the annually professional gathering and networking activity for Turkish project managers, aiming to create/enhance recognition of the profession, while also establishing and declaring the project managers’ position and opinion on current national issues, as a prominent stakeholder. The scope of the converence includes a discussion panel, delivered talks, posters and a series of achievement awards. UPMK, is the yearly physical meeting venue for the TPPMI, a social media platform (see below).

8th UPMK’17 will be held at Mövempick Hotel, Ankara, 9 March 2017. Main theme is “Spoken word, Left a Mark” for UPMK’17.

Links:

http://www.tpyme.org/

http://www.tpyme.org/cetin-ceviz-oeduelleri

http://www.tpyme.org/ulusal-proje-yoenetim-meslek-konfer

UPMK is held yearly with the purpose of creating solidarity among Turkish project managers and project management team members, sharing professional issues and suggestions and compiling project management approaches, methods, knowledge, culture and a common language.

The conference focuses on current, national project managers’ and team members’ issues, rather than only project management methodologies. The main theme emphasizes the persons, working conditions, professional hardships, related original solutions and expectations.

The conference has been held yearly since 2010. The “Cetin Ceviz (Tough Nut) Project Management Awards” in the categories of, Best Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Assistant Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Project Team Member – Woman and Men, Best Young Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Project and Contributors to The Profession are given to winners from among nominees, since 2014.

TPPMI Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute (http://www.tpyme.org/), is a Social Media and Solidarity Platform. It is also a program running under NORM, Association for Training and Consultancy (http://www.norm.org.tr/).

TPPMI was established unanimously during the convention of the National Project Professionals’ Conference (UPMK) (http://www.upmk.org/), first held on May 2010. The institute is composed of professionals and peers, building recognition and reputation, collaborating, researching and creating awareness/standards and training, all based on qualification and volunteering. The institute aims to: determine project management techniques and approaches suitable to the Turkish culture and traditions, validate and determine the reliability of global applications, support, defend and network for the establishment of legal frameworks for project management applications, support the development of project team members and companies in terms of project knowledge areas, determine professional principles and standards, and prepare, monitor and update certificates of recognition and reputation.

MEMBERS: Persons and institutions wishing to become members of the institute are required to be nominated by the existing members and approved by the honorary chair. Membership requires no fees or payments. A new member receives his/her charter certificate signed by the Honorary Chair and a few additional members. Any person may leave membership upon their will. Members are endorsed/recognized by other existing peer members through signing their certificates. The more signature on the certificate, the more reputable the member. The UPMK held every year is the venue for the convention and mutual endorsement of all TPPMI members.

Project Manager Occupational StandardS

We developed the project managers’ occupational standard based on European Qualifications Framework (EQF) based on the UPMK 2012 Conference Output.

We led the study of definition ‘Project Manager Occupational Standards’ and specification of ‘National Qualifications for the Project Manager Occupation’ as NORM and TPPMI. This study completed, approved and published on Official Gazzette. The defined standard and qualifications are independent both from the business areas and methodologies used in some sectors.

The next step is the certification and we already announced the training towards the occupational certification based on the approved standard and qualifications.

 

 

4th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Full program agenda now available online for May 2017 conference

25 January 2017 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has unveiled the full agenda for their 4th Annual Project Management Symposium, scheduled for 4-5 May 2017. To see the full agenda and to register, go to Project Management Symposium.

When the event kicks off in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on Thursday, May 4, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 50 sessions and panel discussions focused on people in projects, construction management, federal programs, agile/IT, integrated project management, risk and big data, education, and stakeholders.

These eight tracks will feature, among other topics:

  • Insights into motivation, change management, and conflict resolution
  • Lessons learned from case study research into federal, state, and local program and project management offices
  • Tips for avoiding common procurement process problems
  • A discussion of signs that a software intensive project is under stress
  • Strategies for reducing IoT cyber risk
  • An overview of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification
  • Information on seven psychological factors that play a role in the success of every project

The event features five esteemed keynotes: Lisa Blumerman from the U.S. Census Bureau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Stephen Shinn, Jeff Gravatte from CADD Microsystems, Patricia Carper with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Noblis’ Karl Wunderlich.

Make the most of your trip to College Park by attending the network session on May 4, which will provide a unique opportunity for project managers to make new connections and share experiences with academics and professionals from the Baltimore-Washington metro area.

For more information and to register, visit the Project Management Symposium website. Regular and one-day early registration rates are available until April 2, 2017. Government, military, non-profit, and Project Management Institute personnel are eligible for a discount.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence provides high quality, challenging education in project management prepares graduates to be proficient members of project teams and excellent project managers, maintains a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and provides project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Their academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

11th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium – August 2017

 

FUTURE PM EVENTS

Plan to attend 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August 2017 – theme: Disruptive Leadership in the Turbulent Global Economy

1 January 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – The 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-18 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Disruptive leadership in a turbulent global economy”.

150624-pmwj36-early-UTD IMAGEThe 2-day project management conference will focus on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, software, telecommunications, transportation, local government and others. This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM professionals, experts and academic researchers to get published and present their work to their peers. Unlike most conferences, paper presenters attend for free and can receive PDUs for PMP recertification. It’s also reasonably priced.

The call for papers has been issued, with abstracts due by 13 March 2017. For more information or to view past keynote presentations or papers, visit the symposium website at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The event will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, you should plan to attend this world class symposium. For additional information or if you have any questions contact [email protected] or 972-883-2656.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Keynote Speakers for 2017 University of Maryland Project Management Conference Announced

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Two-Day Symposium to feature Speakers from the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, U.S. Census Bureau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and More

29 November 2016 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that five in-demand keynote speakers will headline its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, taking place May 4-5, 2017 at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md.

Jeff Gravatte of CADD Microsystems, Lisa Blumerman of the U.S. Census Bureau, Patricia Carper of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Dr. Karl Wunderlich of Noblis, and Stephen A. Shinn of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will provide symposium participants with a big-picture view of how project managers play an integral role in government, industry, and academe.

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To kick things off on May 4th, Gravatte will pull from experience as the CEO and Owner of CADD Microsystems during his presentation, “Technology Trends Affecting Project Management in Building Design and Construction.” With CADD Microsystems, Gravette maintains a focus on the business aspects of applying design technology. He works with architects, engineers, contractors and building owners to provide strategic technology planning.

During lunch, Blumerman will divulge how project management is crucial at the Census Bureau in her presentation, “Counting Our Nation: How Project Management Paves the Way.” As the Associate Director for the Decennial Census programs, she provides executive leadership for three major programs within the Census Bureau–the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Geographic Programs.

Carper will wrap up Day 1 of the Symposium with a monumental presentation titled, “MGM National Harbor Project.” As Vice President and on-site Project Executive for the MGM project for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Carper will cover the many facets of the $1.3B development in Oxon Hill, Md. slated to open in December 2016.

The next morning, Wunderlich will present, “Creating a System of Automated and Connected Vehicles,” and share his world-view on how decentralized control of the shared transportation system resource can be influenced to reduce risks and meet the demands of the emerging mobility consumer.

Rounding out the keynote presentation list, Shinn will discuss the cultural challenges project managers face when leading complex technical missions, and will share approaches to ensure success in a changing environment.  He will reveal common cultural barriers and will discuss his change initiatives at Goddard to overcome barriers and provide a process for lasting change in his presentation, “Challenges in a Changing Environment.”

Symposium attendees can customize their event experience by choosing from a dozen session tracks on topics including agile/IT, construction management (including building information modeling (BIM)), disaster management, education, federal programs, integrated program performance management, risk and big data, and technology in project management.

New this year, attendees can also participate in a people in projects track and choose from four specific focuses including, change management, conflict resolution, motivation, and negotiation. 

For those looking to maintain a PMI credential, the Project Management Symposium offers an opportunity to earn up to 13 professional development units (PDUs) in the PMI Talent Triangle.  Each speaker will specify which of the three talent triangle skills his or her presentation will address.   

With this year’s symposium projected to draw record-breaking attendance, those interested in participating are strongly encouraged to register in advance of the April 2nd early-bird deadline. For more information, or to register, visit the UMD Project Management Symposium website.  

This event is made possible, in part, by Conference Sponsor Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Gold Sponsor CADD Microsystems, track sponsors Project Management Institute (PMI) Government Relations Office and Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation (MCCEI), plus media sponsor Project Management World Journal.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

6th Project Management conference by UPYE and Bogazici University in Istanbul in December

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

14 November 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey – The International Project Management Institute (UPYE) and Bogazici University is organizing the 6th Project Management Conference in December 3, 2016 in Garanti Culture Center at Bogazici University in Istanbul.

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This year, the focus of the conference is “Innovation, Technology and Trend Topics in Construction Industry”. We aim to discuss the future vision of the industry, BIM technology use in design, the contracts management and alternative dispute resolution methods including the newly established Istanbul Arbitration Center and the relations among the investors, contractors and project management companies in construction management.

Participants can visit http://www.yim.com.tr/ for free online registration.